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Smiths Hire are proud to announce the acquisition of Formby Tool Hire.

The Smiths Hire senior team are excited to announce the acquisition of Formby Tool Hire. This bolt-on acquisition is part of our ongoing commitment to grow our business and offer our valued clients the benefits of additional regional coverage across the Merseyside area with two new depots in both Formby and Southport.

Simon Thompson said: I’m very happy to hand over my family business to another ‘like-minded’ family business who can take my company to the next level. With a larger fleet including powered access machines 5m to 41m booms and plant supported by 12 other local regional depots plus a commitment to further invest in the business, our staff and customers will really see the benefits of this sale. I feel very proud of what we have done together and for the future.

David and Thomas Smith say: “Formby Tool hire are a successful family business just like ours and have been trading for over 20 years, we believe they are a perfect cultural fit and will now benefit from additional investment, greater depth in resources and a broader range of kit availability moving forward”

These are exciting times, coming off the back of profitable year and winning the HAE Hire Company of the Year 2018 and 2019 back to back.